Date
26 May 2017
Police said the burglars could have gained entry into The Hampton through a hill behind the residential estate. Photo: HKEJ
Police said the burglars could have gained entry into The Hampton through a hill behind the residential estate. Photo: HKEJ

Burglars hit luxury residential estate in Happy Valley

Burglars broke into two apartments at a luxury residential estate in Happy Valley on Wednesday, carting away cash and valuables, Headline Daily reports.

A 61-year-old resident, surnamed Cheung, told police she saw a window of her bedroom open and things in disarray after she returned home on the second floor of The Hampton on Blue Pool Road around 8:50 p.m. on Wednesday.

A closer inspection revealed that a safe in the house had been pried open with cash and valuables worth about HK$550,000 taken away.

The flat is said to be owned by a former board director of Wheelock and Co. Ltd. (00020.HK) who retired in 2012 and bought it for HK$80 million the following year.

Police officers who arrived at the scene found that a window in the next apartment had also been pried open.

It is said to be owned by a company whose directors include a wealthy racehorse owner. Police have contacted the company.

A typical apartment in the six-story building is about 3,300 square feet.

Police said the burglars could have come from a hill behind the estate.

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